MX23RW : Thursday, August 22 12:24:08| >> :600:2865601:2865601:

Real Madrid consider letting Gareth Bale leave for free?

Madrid consider letting Bale leave for free?
© Reuters
Real Madrid are reportedly considering the possibility of letting Gareth Bale leave the club on a free transfer this summer in order to get him off their wage bill.

Real Madrid are reportedly considering the prospect of allowing Gareth Bale to leave the club for free this summer.

Los Blancos are understood to be desperate to offload the Welshman after manager Zinedine Zidane suggested that he was not part of his plans for the 2019-20 campaign.

However, there have been no serious bids for Bale so far this transfer window, while the player himself is intent on seeing out his contract at the Bernabeu.

Recent reports have suggested that Madrid had lowered their asking price to £72m in an effort to entice more interest, but AS claims that they could end up letting Bale leave for free in order to cut their losses.

The Spanish giants would prefer to recoup as much of the £85m transfer fee they paid for Bale in 2013 as possible, having already spent more than £300m on new players this summer.

However, they are increasingly resigned to the fact that Bale's wages and refusal to leave the club make him unaffordable when coupled with their asking price.

The report states that allowing Bale to leave on a free transfer would no longer have a negative impact on their finances and could also enable any interested parties to match or better the winger's current £600,000-a-week salary.

Should the 30-year-old stay for the remainder of his three-year contract then it could cost Madrid another €90m (£81.3m) in wages for a player deemed surplus to requirements by Zidane.

Bale has been linked with a move back to former club Tottenham Hotspur, although those rumours were quickly quashed by his agent Jonathan Barnett.

body check tags ::

Gareth Bale future - Click here for more stories

Click here for more stories about Gareth Bale

Click here for more stories about Tottenham Hotspur

Share this article now:
Instagram - Follow Sports Mole
Gareth Bale in action for Real Madrid on April 6, 2019
Read Next:
Bale agent shuts down talk of Spurs return
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
/esi/758/0/index.html - esi:0:site:0:-p-: {0}: - :T758:-: {0}: < ! - - T  758 {0} - - >  : 
Tables

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account